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CSPAN
Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
the islamist threats confronting america. today, americans simply do not have what washington called the right understanding of the threats from the persian gulf region. in my writings i thought to acquaint americans with the nature of these threats. whether from iran in its a religion is in iraq and lebanon, the vicious martial anti-christian, anti-jewish and anti-western brand of islam is theology exporter under saudi arabia's official, or the forces of osama bin laden, al qaeda and other sunnis islamists lead and insight. and i also argued that the united states government under both parties is fighting an islamist enemy that does not exist. and, therefore, it is a policy that runs counter to america's historical traditions, and so to its best interests. official washington islamist enemy is the stuff of hollywood farce. beat a shia or sunni, the islamists are a limited band of fanatic nihilists, ready to kill widely and indiscriminately for the pure joy of murdering. and ready to sacrifice their lives because my daughters go to university, i went hold early presidential primaries every fou
FOX News
Mar 1, 2011 2:00am EST
in america as well. so the media has a little catching up to do. but they are missing the key >> gretchen: that is stirring the pot. a common goal of ending the western way of life. you and your neighbors must not miss what the media is, they are missing who is organizing all of the american dream rallies that happened over the weekend. who did the unions go to to be able to file permits to get the places to have these rallies,? you will not believe it. we'll tell you in a minute, come on. >> hello, america. the violence is spreading like wild fire. bahrain saw tens of thousands rally and promise to continue until they see a successful revolution. it is the home of our fith fleet. libya is most on fire. hundreds of thousands of fled to egypt and tunisia to escape the fighting. our war ships are on the way. rebels have control of most of the country except for the capitol compound. protestors flash with the antiprotestors took to the streets including the heavily fortified green zone. 12 civilians died and more than hundred injured. the chinese government is involved. it is dismantling pro
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
a different america. >> major burris this leaders on how new york regained a major position. >> with wall street's reemergence, wall street was pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy, and has prospered ever since. >> watched the interview sunday night on c-span. >> the consumer federation of america have a summit meeting in washington, d.c. this week. the subject of one panel was how communication has changed with the presence of the internet, mobile devices, and social networking. also covered, online privacy. experts from microsoft and a rise in to play -- took part in this one hour, 20 minute event. >> i think we're going to get started for this morning's panel. it is entitled "the future of consumer communications." we're glad to hear your critics see you here on a friday morning. no place better to be at this panel talking about this issue. in recent years, we have seen an explosion in growth of devices that consumers use and the way that the uses them, whether facebook, twitter, video. more and more consumers use devices in different ways to acce
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 2:00pm EDT
latin america, the economy, he may take one question and have a brief statement but it's the balancing act, why he is no latin america. but obviously acknowledging the major news in libya. >> well, one question's going to one heck of an answer. because i want to know, a lot of people want to know what are we doing in libya? are we going in there to kill gadhafi? if not, what is the plan for gadhafi? what is he to do? if you were gadhafi what would you do? we're going in there with a so-called no-fly zone but limited potential for fire power. going after his command and control center, which is basically him. what is he to do? are we offering him an escape out of country? what end game are we forcing him to. i wish i knew this. war is politics by other means what are the politics of this war? certainly in the short run it's to protect lives of people who would be killed in a slaughter of civil yaians an in benghazi. i hope the american people keep asking that, what are we trying to accomplish here. the news reporting has been unsatisfactory in that regard. i don't know if you are even a
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm EDT
he committed the u.s. to this at all, and why he thought it was a good idea. >> america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. in this particular country, libya, at this particular moment we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. we had a unique ability to stop that violence. and the international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of arab countries, and a plea for help from the libyan people themselves. we also have the ability to stop gadhafi's forces in their tracks without putting american troops on the ground. to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >> the unite
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 3:00pm EST
is in south america, but it's considered part of the caribbean, and they came to cut, to work on sugar plantations. so part of what fascinated us was what is this substance where someone in be his family -- in his family all the way in russia, a serf, and someone in my family looking to get a better life over here in india and then over to the caribbean, what is this substance that could effect people from such different parking lots of the world? -- parts of the world? >> and before we trace that out, we want to ask you a question. how many of you think you might have sugar somewhere in your family background? so that's one, two, three -- oh, man, yes! yes! >> all right. what i'm going to do, i just want to hear from a couple of you where your family might have been from, okay? >> well, i think my family might have been in the caribbean -- >> caribbean. >> okay, absolutely. >> okay, very good. okay? >> i feel my family was either in the caribbean or in europe. >> very good. >> okay, okay. >> i think my family was either in the caribbean or europe. >> okay. very good. anybody else here
FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i have been talking about the perfect storm for several years now. perfect storm is all of the forces in the world that want to take america down and capitalism and the western way of life. extremists, communists, iran, all of them. the border, the debt, for lack of trust, energy, war, terror, political correctness, islamic extremism. financial problems. the enemies within, which i just added last week, and now i'm going to add another one. all of these things are happening. and we can deal with maybe a combination of a couple of them but they are all happening at once. that is going to pose the biggest threat to the united states, the one we have ever faced. even civil war i don't think was as tough as this one is. then you have gas prices and food prices skyrocketing. a global recession. these things happening altogether. it's just not good. i want to show you something that i saw very few outlets mention this yesterday. news outlets except for fox talked about it. and it was a lead, it was broken i think by the "washington times." maybe you caugh
FOX News
Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
business network. [ applause ] >> hello america, tonight is another fun-filled friday on the glenn beck program. revolution, that is what we're going to talk about tonight but in the historic context and we have people in the audience who are from hungary and russia and cuba, from countries all over the world that have experienced revolution. and revolution up until recently is a word that everybody thought was ridiculous. it was a forgotten idea, something from the old days in the history books that apparently doesn't read anymore. but the events around the middle east has served to put us on alert, i hope. too many people, gee, revolution is great. no, it's not. because revolution is just the beginning. it's a reminder of what a small but dedicated group of people bent on revolution can accomplish. we can easily forget the seeds of our own country were planted in revolution. how many countries that are existing right now in the world have their roots in revolution. i'll give you that answer in a second. our revolutionaries were different. i love this guy. i wish i had a t-shirt of thi
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
therefore, the main task of latin america is to recover the lost time and tap all of its potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., fast, generous territory, homogeneous people, hardworking people. we don't have racial problems that affect some african countries or the wars that are waged in europe nor the religious conflict of europe itself. and therefore latin america is called to compromise or rather commitment with its own fate. and therefore we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsmen. president obama continues to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good-looking, and president obama has said the same thing about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of 0 coincidences. but the most important one is the one we'll find this afternoon, and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have a partnership that is two -- one where we have all responsibilities and not existentialism becau
FOX News
Mar 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
responsibilities on to other countries. that is okay. we need all the allies we can get but if america is an exceptional countries our leaders have to have that mind set. does president obama? you make the call. that is memo. now for the top story, let's bring in two generals to analyze whether president obama is doing the job as commander in chief. joining us is paul eaton, spent 30 years in the army and general jack key, former vice chief of staff under clinton and bush. your assessment of the president commander and chief? >> first we're talking about leadership here. when i think of the commander in chief's leadership, i'm retired as being uneven and inconsistent. at times he is strong and decisive and other times he is weak. he is strong in stepping up the war against al-qaeda. clearly strong and decisive in escalating the war in afghanistan over objections to people. changed the strategy fundamental inconsistent because at the same time announces a withdrawal before the operation actually begins undermines our allies and encourages our opponents and makes the war more difficult t
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
to viewers about that. i nt with a to quickly remind you about a cnn in america special, the fight over the construction of a mosque in the heart of the bible belt. called unwelcome, the muslims next door. debut sunday march 27th at 8:00 p.m. >>> these are not live pictures, this is from earlier. remember the standoff over the budget repair bill that was going to strip workers of bargaining rights, last night the state senate republicans passed the bill on their own after taking out a few fiscal provisions that required a larger quorum. this is how it's going over. not at all well with union members and teachers and other critics and majority lawmakers. late this morning police moved into lock the capitol down. you can see there seems to be a sit-in of some point. they wanteded to clear the protester out, ahead of the vote front of the final assembly which was supposed to happen an hour ago. the wisconsin bill would let public employees negotiate only their wages, not working condition or anything else that a typical union can negotiate. limit pay raises to the inflation rate unless the
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
will be back doing auditions with you on america's got talent in the next few weeks. do a quick fist -- >> i'm not touching your water. i know we're on the air. i'd like to be banned now. >> he'll be back. that's it for us tonight and the end of howie mandel's career. >>> piers, thanks. the battle for libya is sin tense phiing, as america considers military action in that country. moammar gadhafi continues to claim victories that do not exist. gadhafi's latest claims, versus the facts on the ground. gadhafi claims they've taken this city of mizrada. you're going to hear from a man who's pinned down there. the small arms and molotov cocktails. they have nothing to fight with, he says, and nothing left to lose. the man you are going to hear from tonight says he's preparing to die. preparing for another fight like the one they had this weekend. [ gunfire ] >> gadhafi continues to spin stories to the world. in a new interview, he claims the uprising is not happening, and cities have been held captive by a few dozen al qaeda fighters, and he claims only small numbers of people have died. >> trans
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 2:00am EST
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CNN
Mar 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
and in america over budgets and politics. nick kristof back from the middle east. eliot spitzer familiar with the problems of balancing budgets. david frum. chrystia freeland. what in the world. we found a nation even more divided than our own. finally we'll take a last look at the ultimate mubarak bling. i'll explain. now, there's an interesting debate about whether the events in the middle east are good for the united states, the west, good for peace and stability, but i think there can be little dispute about whom they are bad for. al qaeda. in fact the arab revolts of 2011 represent a total repudiation of al qaeda's founding ideology. think about it. for 20 years al qaeda has said that the regimes of the arab world and massive dictatorships and the only way to overthrow them is to support al qaeda and its terrorism. then in a few weeks the people of the arab world have overturned two governments by means of nonviolent demonstrations and begun a process reform and revolution that will alter the basic bargain between the ruler and ruled in the middle east. al qaeda insisted that people
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
this focus on startup america which is a public/private partnership to encourage entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. things that in the old solo division, basically what we want to focus on, physical capital, human capital and innovation. as i said, nobody in the white house wants to hear about human capital accumulation and productivity enhancement but when the president says outeducate, outinnovate and out innovate the rest of the world it is coming straight out of the solo growth model. i think a growth agenda is what is warranted when we are talking about when the future is rooted in this let's have a business cycle driven by investment by exports by raising the skill level of our work force and to me, that is the private sector sustainable kind of growth. now let us talk about the deficit and the issues of debt facing the economy. as all of you know what matters is what is our debt to gdp level and what matters is as the simpson-bowles commission revealed that is not what is important. conflating long and fiscal challenges with the deficit which is big this year is ve
PBS
Mar 12, 2011 12:00am PST
with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i had it backyards. i spent 35 or 36 years about storytelling. and i realized that the secret sauce was telling purposeful stories, using that as emotional transportation. and that looking at the people you want to act together or work with you or be a customer or clients or join your church or whatever, that they aim with the heart and what you have to aim at the heart is the story, not the facts and information. importa
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
unmet. i talked about reducing america's dependence on oil when i was running for president. i am proud of the historic problem -- progress we have made towards that goal. we will talk about that in a little bit. i have to be honest. we run into the same political gridlock, the seema inertia that has held us back for decades. that has to change. that has to change. we cannot keep going from shock when gas prices go up to a trance when they go back down. we go back to what we are doing until there is a price spike and then we are shocked again. we cannot rush to propose action when gas prices are high and hit the snooze button when they fall. we cannot keep on doing that. the united states of america cannot afford to buy that our long term prosperity, our long- term security on a resource that will eventually run out. even before runs out, we will get more expensive -- it will get more expensive to extract from the ground. we cannot afford it when the cost is so high. not when you're generation needs to get this right. it is time to do what we can to secure our energy future. and today,
FOX News
Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm EST
america, gun-toting. doesn't this sound like obama saying they cling to guns and religion. >> all this stuff about the tea partiers, americans, evangelicals, that's a typical day at the white house. what no one seems to be talking about was, these guys who came and in the fantastic james o'keefe video and said they were part of the muslim brotherhood in america. wait, a second, npr was going to take five million dollars from the muslim brotherhood, a terrorist organization. what if they were sitting down with al-qaeda? i think we need the fbi to investigate npr and their agreement to take five million dollars from a terrorist organization, operating in america. >> sean: let me go to this one tape where this was vivian, i believe -- no i'm sorry an npr executive. they used to describe themselves as national palestinian radio. let's roll this tape. >> sean: that was the ron schiller one. the pro-zionist view that they own the newspapers, obviously. playing into a false narrative caricature and anti-semitic view. >> of course it is anti-semitic. he's sitting with who he thinks are me
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
served on the board of directors of the armenian assembly of america, the board of governors of the michigan design center, the detroit chapter of the armenian benevolent union and the seeds of peace. he was an associate in the founders society of the detroit institute of arts and was involved with the armenian library. edgar also founded the detroit chapter of the armenian american business council. edgar was named man of the year by the canadian armenian business council in 1995. in 2002, he was inducted into the international institute heritage hall of fame, and edgar was awarded the 2005 ellis island medal of honor. this prestigious award was to honor ancestral group who through struggle, sacrifice and success helped build this great nation. edgar deeply loved his community and his community loved him. always mindful of his humble roots, edgar always endeavored to better our world. he was a mentor to many and an avid patron of the arts, a philanthropist. he led companies to donate in excess of $70 million in goods and services to local charities. sadly on march 27, 2011,
FOX News
Mar 26, 2011 3:00am EDT
not the federal reserve. from new york, good night, america. [ applause ] >> that is an awful pun. how do you live with yourself? >> you tweeted that earlier today. >> i sure did. >> you are a maze of pain and apathy. >> i apologize for nothing. >> go away. i said go away. >>> let's welcome our guest. she is so british that big ben asks her for the time. i am here with imogen lloyd webber. she is so cute that strawberry short cake sleeps in imogen lloyd webber pajamas. and he is the man from steely dan, the ruby from the due be. the legend dairy musician, jeff "skunk" baxter. he knows tunes like i know prunes. i am not ashamed to say that. and for him the final four refers to his teeth. my repulsive sidekick, bill shultz. and he is the gov that everyone loves. sitting next to me, the former arkansas governor mike huckabee. he hosts "huckabee" named after him. it is saturday, which i will be on, and sunday, which i will be on. if you don't own a copy of his book, i want nothing to do with you or your ugly face. and he is an aging crank with sales in the tank. good to see you, pinch
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
champion of u.s. engagement in latin america and did an excellent job as my husband's on boy during the clinton administration. i think -- my husband's on vvoy during the clinton administration. this is an ideal place to discuss what i see as one of the central strategic opportunities for the united states today. obviously, there is a lot going on around the world. there is much that demands are urgent attention from the historic changes in the middle east and north africa to the tragedy unfolding in japan. as i often say, we have to deal with both the urgent and the important at the same time. with president obama departing for resilience in just a few hours, -- for brazilia and just a few hours, this is the time to consider another important part of the world. the president's trip coincides with the anniversary of a major milestone in hemispheric relations. 50 years ago, president kennedy launched the alliance for progress, pledging that the united states would join with latin american leaders to address head-on a development challenge that was, as he put it, staggering in its dim
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 4:00pm EST
in america. it's a global price. the key message is don't foul nymex, west texas and the media. it's a brent world. >> what's the difference? >> brent is europe. >> so brent is oil in europe. >> nymex is oil in cushing oklahoma. we're at $115 a barrel right now. >> how much is that price spike driven by speculation that there will be supply disruptions in the middle east? >> some is speculation, someis geopolitical risk. $15, $17 or so. >> what, if anything, do you think is the appropriate political governmental response particularly on the pood issfoo? >> first of all, i think it's important that we're able to identify the most vulnerable people affected. and the poorest are typically the most affected especially in developing countries. those who live in urban areas. and it's essential that one scales up safety net programs to help them out. in poor countries, as much as 70% of household expenditures are spent on food. so you can just imagine what this sort of increase in prices causes. so it's essential that those poor people are protected by scaling up some of these programs. secretarily
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 6:00am EST
here in america. king flat out says he doesn't care if it's politically correct. the main witnesses that we're going to see that he's invited are family members of those inspired to get into terrorism. and also an american muslim that will talk about the culture of his community. t.j., last night, eight democrats on this committee wrote king asking him to cancel the hearing, saying it too narrowly singles out the community. listen to eric holder. >> we don't want to stigmatize, we don't want to alienate entire communities. we need to focus on individuals or groups of individuals, who might band together and who would try to harm american interests or american citizens. that is what this justice department is doing. >> now, i spoke with congressman king last night, he insists he does not want to demonize the muslim-american community. he also said, look if my job is to look for radicalization from al qaeda, where else am i going to look? one of the issues that king says drives him a report that he gets from his friends and law enforcement community at home in new york and around the
FOX News
Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
, everybody. "america live" starts right now. megyn: thanks, guys. this is a fox news alert, breaking right now. wisconsin's capital is in lockdown. assembly members cannot get into the chamber to vote on a bill concerning state worker contracts because the protesters are literally blocking the doors. here's one lawmaker losing his temper with the chaos in the capital. >> let us do our jobs! this is america! this is america! this is america! let us do our jobs! stop the tricks! it's enough! enough is enough! let us do our jobs! megyn: wow. let us do our jobs. this is america. police dragging protesters by force from the capital. they've been blocking lawmakers. the bill went through last night and now goes to the assembly, but not if these protesters have anything to say about it. the department of justice in wisconsin is investigating email threats to the lives of republican state senators who did push through that controversial measure last night. death threats described as "several of them" against "a number of lawmakers" in response to what it did there. democrats that fled the state la
WHUT
Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> conflict in libya. washington and london refused to rule out arming the rebels. they're abusing ground against the rebel forces -- they are losing ground against rebel forces. attempts to quell the protest in syria. the president plans to make the speech of his lifetime. welcome. we have a world news and opinion. forces backing the ivory coast have seen no sign of international intervention. the man that changed the world, that is what the organizers of a star-studded concert are calling it. midday in london. 1:00 in the afternoon in tripoli. president obama's prime-time refusal to buy lout farming libyan forces has raised concerns around the world. others sa
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
on "the washington post," a study on sex in america, study finds abstinence on rise in teens, early 20s. i've been saying for some time and some time looking at my kids and their friends over the past few years -- >> right. >> i've noticed a, in the age of pornography where a kid who is 9 or 10 is exposed to stuff we weren't exposed to until we were in college or even later, a more conservative generation regarding sex. and here it says the number of teens and people in the early 20s who remain abstinent goes well into the early -- it goes close to a third, mike barnicle. this is a dramatic shift. our youth are becoming more conservative when it comes to abstinence and sex. i think it's a reaction to all those images they're bombarded with at an early age. >> i think part of it, i think you put your finger on part of it, is the unbelievable access that kids have, everyone has, to stuff on the internet from the age of 8, 9, 10 years of age. i am the wrong guy to talk to about this, joe. i was raised with a deep belief and taught that sex is more dangerous than the third rail. >> right. >> j
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2011] >> everywhere and europe and and america, your people agree with it. the whole people are against you. your governments, your regime will go down. host: a defiant response just two hours ago from libyan leader gaddafi as missiles continue to hit key targets overnight. 48 deaths were reported. this is the largest international military effort since the iraq war. today's military action taking place the same weekend egyptian residence are going to the polls to vote on the senate -- is changes to its constitution. voters in haiti going to the polls to select a new president. our president and rio de janeiro, day to bureau of his south american trip where his focus is on jobs, trade, and the economy, and congress is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "stri
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
america to stop gadhafi from firing on his own people. we have this all covered tonight with our correspondents throughout the region. we want to begin at the pentagon with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. u.s. warplanes and coalition aircraft are in the air again tonight over libya, on the prowl for targets of opportunity. libyan anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies over tripoli tonight. another futile attempt to defend against overwhelming american attacks. a dozen more cruise missiles pounded libyan military targets as u.s. marine harrier jets destroyed a convoy of armored vehicles south of benghazi. in chile today, president obama said the coalition assault was absolutely necessary to prevent the massacre of defenseless libyans by moammar gadhafi. >> a leader who has lost his legitimacy decides to turn his military on his own people. we can't simply stand by with empty words. >> reporter: in two days of intensive bombing, u.s. and coalition forces have wiped out most of libya's air defenses and safely establishe
PBS
Mar 18, 2011 12:30am PDT
." >> welcome to "bbc news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs and america and around the world. the u.n. security council backs action against colonel gaddafi with a no-fly zone. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and a complete end to attacks against civilians. >> as libyan forces close in on benghazi, gaddafi says his army will show no mercy. celebration and fireworks in benghazi as news reaches the rebels. in japan, engineers at the foot fishing the dai-ichi power plant lay new power plants that should be keeping the core cool. -- engineers at the fukishima power plant late new power lines to keep the for cool. the u.n. security council has approved a resolution for the creation of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in libya from attacks by colonel gaddafi's forces. the resolution calls for all necessary measures but it rules out the use of foreign ground troops. there were five abstentions including china and russia. french officials have said that military action could begin within hours although britain has cautioned against that suggestion. >> there was no opposition to the
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 4:00pm EDT
as it pertains to the execution of war in america. secretary of state hillary clinton will address the issue in two hours almost to the minute at 6:15 eastern time. it's almost 4:15 here in the east right now. potentially talking about nato attempting to take command of this mission. well, we know both germany and turkey nato members have expressed no interest in such a mission. a new reuters poll reports only 17% of americans see him as a strong, decisive speech, with questions being raised in washington and across the country, isn't it time for the president to address our nation? ideally in prime time? and let us know exactly what he's thinking and what we are doing? here to mix it up, "washington post" columnist, jonathan, what do you think? >> i think the president should address the nation and talk about why the united states is involved in libya. but i also think he should talk more broadly about his view of what's happening in the middle east. i mean, we had egypt before that, tunisia before that, and right now, yemen, bahrain, and a whole host of -- syria, a whole host of nations in
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
at the outset of our military operations. i said that america's role would be limited, that we would not put ground troops into libya, that we would focus our unique capabilities on the front end of the operation, and that we would transfer responsibility to our allies and partners. tonight, we are fulfilling that pledge. our most effective alliance, nato, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and the no-fly zone. last night, nato decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting libyan civilians. this transfer from the united states to nato will take place on wednesday. going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners, and i am fully confident that our coalition will keep the pressure on gaddafi's remaining forces. in that effort, the united states will play a supporting role, including intelligence, logistical support, search and rescue assistance, and capabilities to jam regime communications. because of this transition to a broader, nato base coalition, the risks and cost
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
by european, chinese, indian, businesses and american, unfortunately. we would like to see america in front. thank you. >> you touched on this a little bit. i was interested in your assessment of the concern that is expressed in many circles with the impact of iran's influence on iraq and how it would affect u.s. interests. >> you can change many things, but you cannot change -- we have more than 1,000 kilometers of border between iraq and iran. several thousand years of history. for better or for worse, we are going to have to deal with it. we also have families who are connected. some of our labor comes from iran. we have a very close and almost integrated relationship with iran. but we have different political systems. we continued to insist that our relationships rebuild on mutual respect. we do not want to exports our democracy to the improved we don't want them to interfere. however, that is easier said than done. as you know, the best way to stop interference is not simply to admonish and to demand, but to build our own institutions and to build our own community. -- our own communit
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
, military operation. if america can't do this, if america leaves gadhafi in power, american will look weaker until the region. >> gadhafi must go was said many times by this president and yet this mission is not intent on bringing him down. so i guess the question is -- >> let's just break that fiction right now. that is a fiction. do they not know, mark halperin, inside the white house that they have to drive him from power now for the reasons i stated. because if he stays in power, we've got a very angry man with oil money who will use it to kill americans on u.s. soil. because all of these people that wanted to rush in and said we have to go in and start a war with a third muslim power. this is what they have set loose. >> i agree. at this point there's no other alternative or outcome that's acceptable for america's interest in the region. but it's not a sure thing that he can be driven from power or that if he is driven from power that the vacuum that's left is to american's advantage. it's a dangerous line that's been krosd but it has been crossed. >> the inten is the humanitarian, the
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